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[1/2/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

by on Jan.02, 2015 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Ryoji Aikawa will be training in Saipan. He left out of Narita Airport on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/2/2015
  • Hayato Sakamoto is slated to earn his domestic FA option some time this year, but is not planning to exercise it. He also does not appear to be very interested in the Majors at this point in time. His love for the organization could make him a lifer. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Hanshin Umeda Department Store sold out of Tiger fukubukuro bags in about fifteen minutes. They prepared 400 bags at 3,500 yen per bag this year versus the 300 bags at 3,000 yen last year. The store decided to open its doors at 8:40am because there were about 7,000 customers lined-up outside (the store was scheduled to open at 9:30am). Another 250 fukubukuro bags (5,000 yen) that includes tickets to an event featuring Shintaro Fujinami and Akihito Fujii will go on sale on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 1/2/2015, Sports Hochi 1/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/2/2015